Holiday Gift Ideas for the Chef

Holiday gift ideas that are sure to please

With the holidays fast approaching, we felt that it was appropriate to put together a selection of gift ideas for the chef of the house. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the season with family and friends.

Coastal Carolina Cutting Board (A) and the Meater (B) thermometer.
Coastal Carolina Cutting Board (A) and the Meater (B) thermometer. Jon Whittle

A. Coastal Carolina Cutting Board

Thanks to the knowledge and know-how of five generations of woodworkers, Coastal Carolina cutting boards are truly a ­one-of-a-kind gift that can also be customized in nearly any way. Perhaps even better, it’s produced with pride in North Carolina by a staff of current and retired military veterans.

B. Meater

Used in conjunction with its corresponding app, the Meater wireless thermometer walks you through every step of the cooking process to ensure consistently perfect results. It uses an advanced algorithm to estimate how long to cook and rest your food to help plan and manage your time.

Raw Designs charcuterie boards (C) and the Bayou Classic Waxed Canvas and Leather Apron (D).
Raw Designs charcuterie boards (C) and the Bayou Classic Waxed Canvas and Leather Apron (D). Jon Whittle

C. Raw Designs

Rachel Wisniewski designs her marlin-themed charcuterie boards based on insight gained from her offshore fishing adventures. Each one is unique and handcrafted from various types of wood, including walnut, sapele, cherry, red oak, California olive or rosewood, and feature marlin inlays in resin.

D. Bayou Classic Waxed Canvas and Leather Apron

Durable enough for the hardcore barbecue pitmaster yet refined for those laid-back evenings around the grill, this waxed canvas and leather apron from Bayou Classic is a winner. It has utility pockets and leather loops for holding grill tools or towels, and even has an attached bottle opener.

The Bayou Classic Cast-Iron Oyster Grill Pan (E).
The Bayou Classic Cast-Iron Oyster Grill Pan (E). Jon Whittle

E. Bayou Classic Cast-Iron Oyster Grill Pan

If you’re a fan of oysters or clams, this one’s for you. One of the most versatile products we’ve seen recently, the cast-iron oyster grill pan from Bayou Classic easily goes from grill to table, or it can be used for serving cold, shucked shellfish. It’s sure to be the centerpiece of your holiday table setting. Let the good times roll!

The Williams Knife (F).
The Williams Knife (F). Jon Whittle

F. Williams Knife

Inspired by his grandfather who crafted knives from discarded band-saw blades in his workshop, Chris Williams created his own style of knives that are as beautiful as they are functional, which ultimately led him to leave an investment-banking career to develop his passion. One result: the Edisto, an oyster knife designed specifically for the small cluster oysters found along the East Coast.

A customizable Tervis tumbler (G) and the W Sauce (H).
A customizable Tervis tumbler (G) and the W Sauce (H). Jon Whittle

G. Tervis

Long a favorite of the boating and fishing crowd, Tervis has several new drinkware products that are imminently customizable. Just head over to their website, where you can use one of many templates or start from scratch to create your own personalized masterpiece.

H. W Sauce

Professional Key West guide Capt. Bear Holeman helped develop this new sauce, which is branded as an American Worcestershire. It’s delicious, and it also comes in a spicy version called FireShire.

Bubba Knives complete kitchen and steak knife set (I).
Bubba Knives complete kitchen and steak knife set (I). Jon Whittle

I. Bubba Knives

This complete kitchen- and steak-knife set from Bubba is the perfect addition to your home or boat. The new collection features expertly crafted G10 handles and premium German stainless-steel construction, with a blade for every culinary chore. Paired with an elegant Parawood knife block, this collection brings the knives you trust on the water into the kitchen.

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